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Obituaries - March 17, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 March 2010 00:00

 

BRYAN PERRY TUCKER, 21
JOANN DOREEN BARGER, 61
MARY ANN HESS, 68
HALBERT VAN SMITH, 92
WENDELL NIECE, 81
MARY E. (BOESING) OWEN, 87
HANNAH ELIZABETH COWIE, 80
FRANCES E. PEARS, 87
ROZELLA ANN "ROSIE" SULLIVAN, 84
NORMA CRANE, 69
FAYE L. LLOYD, 84
BRENDA JENT, 76
MARY MILLER ZELLER
ANTHONY W. "TONY" AEMMER, 62
DANNY JOE MAYNARD, 41
RUBY BERNICE CAMPBELL, 93
MARGARET A. MAHONEY PURVIS, 76
KEVIN LEE JAYNE, 33
ORAIN MAURICE CHAMNESS, 70
ROBERT "BOBBY" BARRETT, 58
JAMES "SAM" S. TIMBERLAKE, 96
ALETHA YOCUM, 87
HENRY CLAY SEBASTIAN, 88
BETTY JEAN OAKLEY, 83

BRYAN PERRY TUCKER, 21, Charlestown, died Wednesday, March 10 at University of Louisville Hospital.
He was a former United States Marine.
Survivors include his father, Willis P. Tucker and companion Georgetta Richardson of Charlestown; mother and stepfather, Deena & Michael Livermore; daughter, Aubrey Tucker and her mother Heather Casey of Otisco; four step-brothers, Travis Livermore of Pendleton, California, Byron Livermore of Lawrenceville, Georgia and Sean and Tyler Richardson both of Charlestown; two sisters, Christin Livermore and Michaela Livermore both of Scottsburg; grandparents Willis & Rosie Tucker, Sr. of Charlestown, David & Tammy Tully of Floyds Knobs and Brenda Johnson of Sellersburg and great-grandmother Kathleen Tully of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Services were held Sunday, March 14 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.


JOANN DOREEN BARGER, 61, Salem, died Saturday, March 6 at St. Vincent Hospital in Salem.
She worked for many years at Oak Hill Hospital near Nashville, Tennessee, attended Faith Living Center in Salem and was a volunteer at Meadowview Nursing Facility.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Barger; sister, Linda Bishop and her father, Frances Roehl.
Survivors include two children, Rachel A. Barger of Salem and Jesse J. Barger of Greencastle; mother, Elsie Roehl of Warren, Michigan; two sisters, Debbie Roskobt of Mt. Clemens, Michigan and Jackie Roehl of Warren, Michigan and two brothers, Ron and Greg Roehl both of Warren, Michigan.
Cards may be sent to Jesse and Rachel in care of Lash and Veda Strange, 112 Bruce St., Salem, IN 47167. Weathers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
MARY ANN HESS, 68, Corydon, died Wednesday, March 10 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
She was a greeter at Wal-Mart.
Survivors include four brothers, William and Orman Hess both of New Albany, Jerry Hess, Sr. of Corydon and Jay Dean Hess of Palmyra; caretakers Karen and David Bupp and Adam of Charlestown and nine nieces and nephews.
Services were held Saturday, March 13 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon with burial in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Lanesville.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to American Cancer Society.
HALBERT VAN SMITH, 92, Salem, died Wednesday, March 10 at VAMC in Louisville.
He was the owner of Fiesta Discount Store for 26 years, was a member of First Baptist Church, Exchange Club, Salem Lions Club and American Legion. He was a charter member of the VFW and a past member of Salem Masonic Lodge #21. He was a World War II Army veteran and an announcer for Koffee Klub on WSLM during the 1970's.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Bernice Smith and a sister, Mable Hottle.
Survivors include his wife, the former Betty M. Mull; two sons, Van Smith of Salem and Martin Smith of Pekin; daughter, Christina Timberlake of Salem; two step-sons, Steven Broady of Hastings, Minnesota and Roger Banks of New Albany; step-daughter, Annette Conrad of Louisville; four grandchildren and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, March 13 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Big Spring Cemetery with military honors.
WENDELL NIECE, 81, Borden, died Tuesday, March 9 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
He was a native of Kirksville, Missouri and retired from International Harvester as a pipe fitter. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and working on his farm.
He was preceded in death by a son, Greg Niece; two brothers, Wayne and Verlan Niece and sister-in-law, Pat Niece.
Survivors include a son, Jason Niece of Borden; daughter, Sherry Mikel of Memphis; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held Monday, March 15 at Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg with burial in Miller Cemetery in Borden.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Indiana.
MARY E. (BOESING) OWEN, 87, Starlight, died Tuesday, March 9.
She worked at the Charlestown Army Ammunition Plant, Stumler Orchard where she conducted educational tours for groups of children and enjoyed chatting with customers in the produce shop. She was a long-time member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Starlight.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson “Red” Owen, Jr.; son, David Owen; grandson, David Owen, II and siblings, Bernard Boesing, Ruth Gelthaus, William Boesing, Jr., Ursula Boesing and Elizabeth Boesing.
Survivors include her children, Thomas Owen of Arroyo Grande, California and Nelson Owen, III of Sellersburg; daughter-in-law, Arnetta Croxall Owen of New Albany, Bette Buechler of Floyds Knobs, Bernie Owen of Starlight and Mary Jude Blair of Clarksville; siblings, Joe Boesing, Blanche Finn, Annette Chamberlain, Colette Zumstein, Marty Renn and Margaret Stubblefield; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, March 13 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital.
HANNAH ELIZABETH COWIE, 80, Ontario, Canada, died Friday, March 5 at Peterborough Regional Healthcare in Ontario, Canada.
Survivors include her husband, John Henry Cowie of Canada; son, Ronald Stinson of Jeffersonville; brother, Clifford Cochran of Carrollton, Kentucky; sister, Elvie May of Charlestown; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, March 13 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
FRANCES E. PEARS, 87, Salem, died Tuesday, March 9 at Northwood of Salem.
She was a retired Healthcare worker and was a member of the Mercer Nazarene Church in Mercer, Pennsylvania.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wm. Pears, Sr., three brothers, two sisters and a grandchild.
Survivors include two sons, John Wm. Pears, Jr. and Robert L. Pears; three daughters, Phoebe A. Wheeler, Sherry L. Rose and Elnore I. Keeler; brother, Elmer L. Kite; three sisters, Laura, Catherine and Annetia; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at Ficca Funeral Home in Grove City, Pennsylvania with burial in Crestview Memorial Gardens in Grove City. Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
ROZELLA ANN “ROSIE” SULLIVAN, 84, Pekin, died Sunday, March 14 at her home.
She was Co-Owner, Secretary and Bookkeeper for Sullivan Feed Mill, a lifelong member of Martinsburg Church of Christ, Pekin Homemakers Booster Club and charter member of Piece Makers Quilt Guild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clair Sullivan, Sr.
Survivors include a son, Clair Sullivan, Jr. (Yvonne) of Pekin; sister, Mary Ruth Warman of Martinsburg and three grandchildren, Rochelle (Mike) Lawson, Stephanie (Justin) Farler and Tracy Sullivan.
Services were held Wednesday, March 17 at Martinsburg Church of Christ with burial in Martinsburg Cemetery. Weathers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to the American Cancer Society or Martinsburg Cemetery Association, c/o Craig Martin, 10295 State Rd. 335, Pekin, IN 47165.
NORMA CRANE, 69, Fredericksburg, died Friday, March 12 at her home.
Survivors include her husband, Olen Crane of Fredericksburg; daughter, Shawna Lewis of Henryville; two brothers, Ronald Lee of Clarksville and Herbert Lee of New Albany; two sisters, Nancy Creamer and Darlene Brown both of New Albany and two grandchildren.
Services were held Monday, March 15 at Livonia Cemetery. Love Funeral Home in Palmyra was in charge of arrangements.
FAYE L. LLOYD, 84, Pekin, died Friday, March 12 at the Waters of Salem.
She was a member and long time organist at Blue River Friends Church in Salem and had been a life resident of Washington County.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Francis H. Hobbs and Russell G. Lloyd; daughter, Beverly Setser; two sisters and one great-grandson.
Survivors include a grandson, Scott Setser of Campbellsburg; granddaughter, Lucinda Setser of Pekin and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held Monday, March 15 at Blue River Friends Church with burial in Blue River Friends Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blue River Friends Cemetery Fund, c/o Stephen Trueblood, 3385 North Trueblood Rd., Salem, IN 47167.
BRENDA JENT, 76, Clarksville, died Thursday, March 11 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was a Jehovah Believer and a homemaker.
Survivors include her daughter, Candy Huff of Charlestown and sister, Rose Dolph of Michigan City.
Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery in New Washington. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
MARY MILLER ZELLER, Greenville, died Friday, March 12 at Harrison Health and Rehab Center in Corydon.
She loved her family and read the Bible and devotions everyday.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Kermit Miller and Earl Zeller; grandson, Terry G. Miller, Jr. and son-in-law, Garlin Ray Riggs.
Survivors include two sons, Frankie Miller of Otisco and Terry G. Miller of Chesapeake, Virginia; daughter, Glenda Riggs of New Salisbury; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday, March 16 at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra with burial in Greenville Cemetery.
ANTHONY W. “TONY” AEMMER, 62, New Albany, died Thursday, March 11 in New Albany.
He was retired from DuPont Chemicals in Louisville and served as a firefighter on the New Albany Fire Department for seven years. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church where he was a Bible study group leader and implemented Catholics Returning Home. With his wife, Carol, he initiated the “Together with Jesus” Couples' Prayer program at OLPH. He was instrumental in the planning and renovating of OLPH's Wagner Hall and his presence is visibly felt in the craftsmanship and cabinetry throughout the chucrh. He was an active member of the Cursillo Movement at Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality. He was a US Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of VFW Hobart Beach Post 1693.
He was preceded in death by a brother, William Aemmer and his sister, Barbara Black.
Survivors include his devoted wife of 25 years, Carol A. (Marks) Aemmer; children, Laura Toler of New Albany, Holly Aemmer of New Albany, Tony Aemmer of New Albany, Michelle Miles of Floyds Knobs, Mark Bennett of New Albany, Mark Aemmer of New Albany, Jill of New Albany and Matt Bennett of Beloit, Wisconsin; four sisters, Pat Stone of New Albany, Donna Condra of Memphis, Marggie Kannapel of Georgetown and Cathy Lou Sowders of Corydon; two brothers, Robert Aemmer of New Albany and Richard Aemmer of Floyds Knobs; sister-in-law, Linda Aemmer and borther-in-law, Dick Black of New Albany.
Services were held Monday, March 15 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with burial at SCI Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park. Generations Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cursillo Movement at Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality or Catholic Returning Home at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.
DANNY JOE MAYNARD, 41, Ingalls, died Saturday, March 6, at Hancock Regional Hospital in Hancock County.
He was a native of Indianapolis.
Survivors include a daughter, Danielle Maynard of Charlotte, N.C., a son, Scott Maynard of Lawndale, N.C., parents, Danny Lee Maynard of Ingalls, and Lola Holliday Bradley of Scottsburg; sisters, Tisha Scott, Jennifer Spurling and tracy Maynard Leaf, all of Indianapolis; brother, Eric Scott of Indianapolis; one grandchild.
Funeral service was Thursday, March 11, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin.
Burial was at the Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Austin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Courageous Journey Home in care of the Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.buchananfuneralhom.net
RUBY BERNICE CAMPBELL, 93, Salem, formerly of California, died Saturday, February 13 at Hampton Oaks Nursing Home in Scottsburg.
She was a former employee with McGraw-Hill.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Campbell, a brother and a sister.
Survivors include a sister, Martha Albertson of Salem and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Wednesday, February 17 at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Salem with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
MARGARET A. MAHONEY PURVIS, 76, Hanover, died Wednesday, March 10, at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.
She is a native of Madison.She worked as a clerk and stock lady with T.G.&Y Department Store in Madison. She was the bookkeeper for Bob's Vending Company. She has also been a caregiver for the elderly. She is a member of the First Christian Church of Hanover.
Survivors include  three sons, Terry Purvis of Hanover, Greg Pruvis of Hanover, Troy Purvis of Milton, Ky.; three brothers, Rev. Monty L. Mahoney of Madison, Denver Mahoney of Madison; Larry Mahoney of Lexington; three sisters, Bonnie Tilley of of Milton, Ky., Evelyn Wingham of Milton, Ky., Virginia Manship of Madison; her mother, Gertrude King Mahoney of Hanover; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be today (Saturday) at the Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with the Rev. Monty L. Mahoney officiating.
Burial will be in the Moffet Cemetery in Milton, Ky.
Memorial contributions  may be made to Hospice of King's Daughters' Hospital through the Funeral Home.
KEVIN LEE JAYNE 33, of North Vernon died Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. His death was the result of injuries suffered in a traffic accident near Hayden on Feb. 5.
The Columbus native was an engineer with Design & Analysis in Hope for eight years years. He was a 1995 graduate of Jennings County High School, attended Indiana State University and is a 2002 graduate of Ivy Tech College in Columbus with a degree in engineering. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a member of the Friends of the Muscatatuck River Society, serving as the nonprofit group's president for the last two years. He enjoyed canoeing, hunting, being outdoors and being a fan of the Indianapolis Colts football team.
Survivors include his parents of North Vernon; his wife; a son, Kamren Jayne of North Vernon; a daughter, Kirsten Jayne of North Vernon; a sister, Christinia Maiden of Scipio; and a grandfather, Herley Skaggs of North Vernon.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 13 at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marvin Sweet officiating.
Burial will be at Bear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Jennings County. Services are being handled by Dove- Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or Friends of the Muscatatuck River Society.
ORAIN MAURICE CHAMNESS, 70, Hanover, died Monday, March 15, at the Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
The Scott County native was a retired electrician for the old NTNBCA in Greensburg and also worked for the old North Clark Community Hospital in Charlestown and Arbuckle's Electric in Scottsburg. He wa a member of the Lexington Christian Church, English Lodge No. 622 F&AM in Lexington and also played guitar in the Blue River Band at Leroy's Grocery.
Survivors include his wife, Connie Spencer Harbin-Chamness; two sons, David Chamness of Madison, John M. Chamness of Charlestown; three daughters, Karla S. Eskridge of Auburn, Michelle Cissell of Speed and Vicki L. Reed of Henryville; two stepsons, Rick Harbin of New Washington and Anthony Harbin of Sellersburg, two-stepdaughters, Sherry Schroerlucke of Jeffersonville; and Sue Cole of Marysville; a brother,Kenneth Chamness of Lexington, 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 18, at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg with burial in New Bethel Cemetery in Chelsea.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and after 9 a.m. on Thursday.
A masonic memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Wednesday).
ROBERT “BOBBY” BARRETT, 58, Austin, died Sunday, March 14, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
He was a member of the Pentecostal Workhouse of God in Scottsburg.
Survivors include brothers, Danny Barrett of Austin, Donald Barrett of Austin; sisters, Carolyn Barrett of Austin, Wanda Cook of Scottsburg, Kathy Hensley of Scottsburg, Barbara Barrett of Chicago, Il.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on today (Wednesday) at Pentecostal Workhouse of God in Scottsburg with Rev. Joel Barrett officiating.
Burial will be in the Spurgeon Cemtery in Austin.
JAMES “SAM” S. TIMBERLAKE, 96, Lexington, died Friday, March 12, in Salem.
The Harrison County native was a retired heavy equipment operator with road construction in Scott, Clark and Washington counties.
He was a member of Scaffold Lick Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army Air Corps WWII veteran.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service is today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Stewart Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Visitation will be after 9 a.m.
Burial will be in the Scaffold Lick Baptist Church Cemetery. Officiating will be Larry J. DeWitt.
There will also be a military graveside service.
Memorial donations may be made to the Scaffold Lick Baptist Church Cemetery Fund in care of the funeral home.
ALETHA YOCUM, 87, Scottsburg, died Saturday, March 13, at Scott Villa Living Center in Scottsburg.
The Grayson County, Ky., native  was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Ray Yocum of Scottsburg and Dale Yocum of Leitchfield, Ky., seven grandchildren , five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Private graveside service will be held at Clarkson Cemetery in Clarkson, Ky. No visitation or funeral services. Collins Funeral Home of Scottsburg was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vista Care Hospice or Scott County Humane Society through the funeral home.
HENRY CLAY SEBASTIAN, 88, Austin died Thursday, March 11, at Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Louisville, Ky.
The Booneville, Ky., native was a member of the First Baptist Church of Austin and served in the U.S. Army in WWII.
Survivors include a wife, Lillie Belle Sebastian of Austin; daughters, Betty Rose Gambill of Arlington Heights, Il., Joyce Ann Bowling of Austin; a son, Astor Daniel Sebastian of Crothersville, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was on Monday, March 15, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with the Rev. Bobby Kearns officiating.
Burial was in the New Providence Cemetery in Austin.
Military graveside service was conducted by the Crothersville VFW Post 1083.
Memorial contributions may be made tot the family through the funeral home.
BETTY JEAN OAKLEY, 83, West Baden, died Saturday, March 13, at her daughter's home in Scottsburg.
She was an employee of Paoli Chair factory, volunteer for the West Baden Spring Hotel, and was a member of the Paoli Central Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Paula Robison of Nabb, Brenda Grimes of West Baden, Karen Forbes of Jasper, three sisters, Ruby Pope, Marie Nethery, both of Bloomington, and Alma Jean Royer of Ellettsville, eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren..
Funeral is today (Wednesday) at McAdams Mortuary in Paoli at 1 p.m. with Harvey McAdams and James Hobson officiating.
Burial will be in the Paoli Community Cemetery.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 March 2010 14:01